Narasimha Rao expressway, and over half the flyovers and major roads. Hyderabad, India’s fifth largest metropolis with a population of over nine million, is a city that fortifies the ramparts of history. However, as an economic, social, cultural and historical entity it has a glorious history of at least two thousand five hundred years or more. The oldest Zee block was built in 1888 during the Nawab of the Sixth Nizam. Hyderabad: The new integrated State Secretariat complex will be an amalgamation of historic architecture and modern technology reflecting the rich culture of Telangana.The construction work is all set to begin before July-end, coinciding with the commencement of the auspicious Telugu month of … Not many know that the secretariat or the G Block, also called Peshi, was once known as ‘Saifabad Palace’ built by the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad Mahboob Ali Pasha in 1888 with the intention to live in it. It occupies 625 square kilometres (241 sq mi) on the Deccan Plateau along the banks of the Musi River in the northern part of South India. Imagine Hyderabad without the international airport, Outer Ring Road, Metro Rail, or P.V. For the first time in the country's history, the village Secretariat system is being established with all the key government departmental employees in Andhra Pradesh. HYDERABAD: The Secretariat premises, which bustled with activity for six decades — what with the constant movement of chief ministers, ministers, officials and common citizens — … More than 420 years ago its founder, Sultan Quli Qutb Shah, ruled from the citadel of Golconda, gradually establishing his capital eight kilometres eastwards across the river Musi. The Secretariat, which is the administrative headquarters of previous 16 Chief Ministers, was built on a 25-acre, 10 lakh sq.ft. Telangana, as a geographical and political entity was born on June 2, 2014 as the 29th and the youngest state in Union of India. This secretariat with a 132-year-old history was built in 10 blocks. HYDERABAD: With the green signal from the Telangana High Court, the stage is set for demolition of buildings in the old Secretariat. The history of Secretariat. Hyderabad: Nawab Najaf Ali Khan, the grandson of seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, has dismissed the claim of a Congress MP that the ruler of the erstwhile Hyderabad State had squirreled wealth beneath the Secretariat building. Hyderabad (/ ˈ h aɪ d ər ə b ɑː d / HY-dər-ə-baad, Telugu: [ˈɦaɪ̯daraːbaːd] Urdu: [ɦɛːdəɾaːbaːd])) is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and the de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Secretariat Building History . Sri K. Surendra Mohan, IAS: Secretary to Governor: rajbhavan-hyd@gov.in: 040-23310521, 9704666457: Sri J. Bhavani Shankar: Joint Secretary: jbshankar2000@yahoo.com